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ronald reagan in that 1984 debate they had and reagan turned it around. and the only line you remember from the night was something to the effect of "i'm not going to make age an issue in this campaign, i will not use my opponent's youth and inexperience as a political issue." and everybody laughed, including mondale, and it won reagan the debate. or in the 1980 debate where ronald reagan kept saying to jimmy carter "there you go again." a great line. well said. >> jimmy says obama wants to have a substantive debate. is there a worry that he could get too deep into the issues? >> no, because of the timeframe. they're 15-minute segments. they'll go back and forth. it's not set up. they won't have the chance to go way into it deep. >> that's my worry, that you come out of this with no substance. i want substance. >> if i'm a candidate running for the presidency of the united states, what i really care about are the undecides, the people who have not yet made up their mind. those are the folks that are going to swing this election. so you've got to speak to those folks. for them, it's not
the other way. >> in the old days people voted aspirational. democrats voted for ronald reagan. i'm just wondering about whether the aspiration is enough to put a candidate over the top at this point? >> i think the reality of our economic station, with 23 million people unemployed, 47 million people on food stamps, i think the american people are going to wake up and say, you know, president obama came in with great promise. he's a heck of a nice guy. but nice guys don't always get the job done. and he's not getting the job done. >> all right. we'll see. we hope to see you again. i don't know if we'll see you before november 6th, but thanks for coming in today. >> thanks for having us. thank you. >> and good luck with, you know, you doing all the prenatal stuff as a surrogate that you need to do? >> absolutely. >> very good. any vitamins? what else, becky? >> vitamins is the big thing. the diet. >> "boardwalk empire." pasturized milk. >>> we've got to run. make sure you join us tomorrow. "squawk on the street" starts right now. ♪ hey give me everything tonight ♪ ♪ give me everythi
campaigns decide to lay out the difficult details. remember this, ronald reagan ran for re-election and there were vague illusions to tax reform. did he layout a tax reform plan? he did not. they passed tax reform in 1986. so of course journalists will press for details because it is difficult to make plans up. we can't know precisely how the obama administration proposes to raise the top corporate rate to on 28%. we don't know how mitt romney proposes to lower the corporate rate to 20%, 25%, i forget which one, because they haven't identified the loopholes. >> but that's linchpin of the whole campaign is around taxes, is around lowering taxes and is around -- >> actually, it's not. actually, it's not because if you remember, andrew, in his convention speech, he didn't especially mention his individual tax cut. and he went out on the road last week and said by the way, i'm going to cut tax rates, but don't expect a big tax cut because i'm going to take away deductions. so romney in fact and i've talked to romney's strategists about this, they know that voters don't actually
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